Authors - Albert Camus
Albert Camus (7 November 1913 - 4 January 1960) was a French author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The Rebel" that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. - Wikipedia
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
If there is a soul, it is a mistake to believe that it is given tous fully created. It is created here, throughout a whole life. And living is nothing else but that long and painful bringing forth.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Life is shaped by the people you meet every day.
If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.